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Chironex fleckeri

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lexID:
3493 
AphiaID:
289593 
Scientific:
Chironex fleckeri 
German:
Würfelqualle, Seewespe 
English:
Box Jellyfish 
Category:
 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Cubozoa (Class) > Chirodropida (Order) > Chirodropidae (Family) > Chironex (Genus) > fleckeri (Species) 
Initial determination:
Southcott, 1956 
Occurrence:
Vietnam, Australien, Barriärrevet, Filippinerna, Indiska Oceanen - Stilla Havet, Nya Zeeland, Östra Stillahavet, Papua Nya Guinea 
Sea depth:
Meter 
Size:
bis zu 30cm 
Temperature:
23°C - 27°C 
Food:
Copepods, Predatory, Amphipods, Fiskyngel, Mysis, Plankton, Småfisk 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Highly toxic 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-02-26 09:35:37 

Toxicity


Chironex fleckeri is (very) poisonous and the poison can kill you under circumstances!!!
If you want to keep Chironex fleckeri, inform yourself about the poison and its effects before buying. Keep a note with the telephone number of the poison emergency call and all necessary information about the animal next to your aquarium so that you can be helped quickly in an emergency.
The telephone numbers of the poison emergency call can be found here:
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Overview Worldwide: eapcct.org

This message appears for poisonous, very poisonous and also animals whose poison can kill you immediately. Every human reacts differently to poisons. Please therefore weigh the risk for yourself AND your environment very carefully, and never act lightly!

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Husbandry

Carybdea is a genus of box jellyfish/sea wasps, that is characterized by its four, up to several meters long tentacles that protrude from the edges of its only a few centimeters big, cube shaped body. They are being used to actively hunt prey such as fish and zooplankton.

Box jellyfish belong to the most highly developed jellyfish and have a very well developed nervous system as well as eyes that enable them to see and follow movements. This is one of the reasons why these actively swimming hunters can come too close to divers and swimmers.

The fast-acting toxin produced by some species of box jellies is one of the most potent marine toxins. The fast and strong effect is needed so that these frail creatures can paralyze their prey immediately in order not to be torn apart by a panicking fish. One of the side effects is that the toxin can also cause severe harm to humans or even be fatal.

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